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How public companies can prepare for the executive compensation clawback regime
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • July 8 2015

Many public companies have not waited for the Securities Exchange Commission (SEC) to mandate executive compensation recovery policies, as required


Litigation threat means public companies should review director compensation process
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • June 16 2015

Corporate directors are permitted to, and regularly do, set their own compensation. This has not been controversial because boards have typically


CFPB Ombudsman’s Office releases its annual report
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • December 2 2015

On December 2, 2015, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) Ombudsman's Office released its annual report, which provides a summary of the


Potential insurance implications of the JOBS Act
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • May 2 2012

On April 5, 2012, President Obama signed the JOBS (Jumpstart Our Business Startups) Act into law


Obama Administration outlines executive compensation guidelines and legislative initiatives
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • June 16 2009

On June 10, 2009, Treasury Secretary Timothy F. Geithner and SEC Chairperson Mary L. Schapiro announced broad-based initiatives to reform executive compensation practices, applicable to all public companies, particularly those in the financial sector


SEC proposes CEO pay ratio disclosure rule
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • September 26 2013

The SEC issued a proposed rule on September 18, 2013, that would require most public companies to report the ratio between the annual total


Protocol for broker recruiting cannot strip non-signatories of rights
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • October 10 2012

A recent decision issued by a FINRA Arbitration Panel in Massachusetts firmly rejected the argument that the terms of the Protocol for Broker Recruiting should be imposed on a non-signatory as purported industry standard


SEC proposes roadmap to adoption of IFRS accounting for U.S. companies
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • September 19 2008

On August 27, 2008, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) unanimously approved release of a proposed roadmap for the mandatory adoption of International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) by U.S. public companies as early as 2014


Second Brocade executive convicted in backdating prosecution
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • December 7 2007

On December 5, 2007, following a 5 12 day trial in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, a jury convicted Brocade's former head of human resources, Stephanie Jensen, of falsifying corporate records and conspiracy


S.D.N.Y. dismissal in Amex indicates how courts should analyze suits spawned by credit crisis
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • October 1 2008

The United States District Court for the Southern District of New York recently dismissed for a second time a federal securities class action against American Express Co. (“Amex”